Who climbs and schemes for wealth and place?
And mourns his brothers fall from grace,
But takes what's due??
It is the Capricorn!!!
|All About Capricorn|
Capricorn, whose constellation is known as Capricornus, is one of the oldest of the astrological interpretations.It is ruled by Saturn. Its symbol is the goat. This is sometimes depicted as a sea borne hybrid or Dolphin. The image is often an animal with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish.
The Capricornian is generally a serious character possessing a wry sense of humor. Independent, steady as a rock, Capricorn reflects earthy qualities that range from clever to vacuous. Mostly cautious, confident, strong willed, reasonable and hard working, Capricorns are a rock upon which to build. They are often aloof, shrewd, practical, responsible and persevering. They are capable of great endurance Reliable in any profession they undertake, but lacking in originality, they usually excel in following up on what someone else has started.
Within prescribed areas, Capricorn is a resourceful, practical manager. These folks set high standards for themselves and others. They are self critical, and work well in a disciplined environment, demanding equal measure from their subordinates.
A careful, ambitious planner, Capricorn moves forward with quiet, deliberate persistence. They can be frugal, possessing the ability to achieve results with minimum effort and expense. Highly organized, they excel in managing several projects simultaneously.
Capricorn will often vie for a position of authority. Once attaining control, they are demanding and exacting in leadership. Although firm, they are usually fair to people they deal with. They value tradition.
A person born under the sign of Capricorn will have a tendency to be goal oriented. They seek positions where they can have great control and authority. They don't function well in subordinate positions. If they believe they can succeed in attaining a goal, they will perservere until it is reached.
Capricorns tend to be profound thinkers. To them life is a serious business, and the need to be in control of it is paramount. They are seekers after knowledge and wisdom. Rational, logical and clearheaded, they have excellent concentration, and delight in all forms of debate but will maintain these bonds their entire life.
They are loyal to intimates. Never impetuous, they consider business and personal relationships carefully before becoming involved. These are family people, and family usually comes first, except where business is their primary concern.
Main positive traits: Ambitious, hard working, responsible, practical, perserverance, self-discipline.
Their naturally pessimistic nature explains their wry sense of humor, which some think is no humor at all. They can spread gloom and tension in a minute and are quite capable of depressing everyone else around them. Never really up, but often down, they need a positive environment to enliven their spirits.
In personal relationships they tend to be uncomfortable. Rather self-centered, they are wary and suspicious of others. They often have few close friends,but indifferent and sometimes callous to those outside their circle.
Main negative traits :Stubborn, overbearing, unforgiving, inhibited, fatalistic, condescending.
The occupations Capricorns usually choose are as doctors, lawyers, accountants, and any endeavor that deals with maths or money. They excel as bureaucrats, especially where projects demanding long-term planning are concerned.
Capricorns also make excellent politicians due to their skill in debate, and good teachers. They do best in an environment wherein they can exercise their desire for authority and organization. They are good with their hands, and may choose to be engineers, farmers or builders. The wit and flippancy so characteristic of some Capricorns allows them to consider entertainment as a career. Many are also strongly attracted to musical pursuits.
Garnets can be found in a wide variety of colors except for blue. This is due to the fact that there is a wide variety of chemical compositions in this family of gemstones. Garnet is the name of a large family of stones that includes almandine, andradite, grossular, pyrope, and spessartine. The most precious and widely used gems of all these families are almandine and pyrope.
Advice for the Capricorns
Sometimes Capricorns can lack self-confidence, making them extremely defensive because deep down they fear rejection or ridicule from others. They can hold a grudge, sometimes for many years but should avoid it . Capricorns must learn to make allowances for other peoples mistakes with no hard feelings.As a rule Capricorns are likely to suffer from indigestion, rheumatism and pain in the feet.
Origins in Mythology
The sign of Capricorn within the Astrological zodiac dates back to at least some 4,000 years. It is known that the Sumerians placed a great emphasis upon this particular time of the period. During their age, the winter solstice occurred within Capricorn. On this date, many cultures of the ancient world would perform elaborate rituals and carry out sacrifices.
The association of the goat with Capricorn clearly dates back to ancient Babylon, at least. The Greeks related the sign to the horned god Pan. The image of the hybrid goat-fish creature corresponds to the tale of Pan's encounter with the beast Typhon..Attempting to escape the dreaded monster, Pan turned his lower half into a fish, in order to swiftly swim away. However, here again, the association of Capricorn with water, also dates to earlier cultures.
The Egyptians and Chinese recognized this period as the commencement of the much anticipated rainy season. Immediately following Capricorn are Aquarius, the water bearer, pouring moisture upon the earth, and Pisces, the fish, immersed in the unseen life giving forces of water.
Famous CapricornsJoan of Arc (January 14, 1412)
French Warrior SaintJohannes Kepler (January 6, 1571)
German AstronomerSir Isaac Newton (January 5, 1642)
English AstronomerBenjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706)
American Revolutionary, Author, Inventor, DiplomatLouis Pasteur (December 27, 1822)
French Scientist, Pioneer in MicrobiologyJohn Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856)
American PainterRudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865)
English Poet, Novelist: Jungle BookHenri Emile Benoit Matisse (December 31, 1869)
French PainterAlbert Schweitzer(January 14, 1875)
German Physician, HumanitarianJack London (January 12, 1876)
American Adventurer, NovelistJoseph Stalin (January 2, 1880)
Leader of the Soviet Socialist RepublicHenry Miller (December 26, 1891)
American AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien (January 3, 1892)
English Fantasy AuthorMao Tse-tung (December 26, 1893)
Premier of People's Republic of ChinaHoward Hughes (December 24, 1905)
American Billionaire IndustrialistRichard Nixon (January 9, 1913)
American PresidentAnwar Sadat (December 25, 1918)
Egyptian PresidentIsaac Asimov (January 2, 1920)
Visionary Science Fiction AuthorMartin Luther King (January 15, 1929)
American Civil Rights LeaderElvis Presley (January 8, 1935)
American Musician, Singer, Icon of Popular CultureAnthony Hopkins (December 31, 1937)
Welsh ActorStephen Hawking (January 8, 1942)
English Physicist, AuthorMohammed Ali (January 17, 1942)
American Heavyweight Boxing ChampionDenzel Washington (December 28, 1954)
American ActorKevin Costner (January 18, 1955)
American Actor, DirectorMel Gibson (January 3, 1956)
Australian-American Actor, DirectorDiane Lane (January 2, 1965)
American ActressTiger Woods (December 30, 1975)
American Golfing Champion